Netflix’s “very adult” Witcher television adaptation gets its first trailer

July 19, 2019
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After months of teasing, cast announcements, and costume reveals, Netflix’s television adaption of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher novels has received its first trailer, giving fans the best indication yet of what to expect from the finished article.

As you’d imagine, the new trailer – rather modestly described as a “teaser”, despite being almost two minutes long – offers a decent slice of The Witcher’s principal characters in action, meaning the internet will no doubt soon be alive with debate on whether Henry Cavill (as Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (as Yennefer) and Freya Allan (as Ciri) are up to the task.

As someone with only limited experience of the characters in either their game or book forms, I couldn’t possibly speak to the authenticity of their portrayals, but the atmospheric trailer certainly looks the part, sporting the kind of lavish production you’d expect from Netflix – and would certainly want in order to do justice to The Witcher’s epic fantasy spectacle.

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